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Human remains located by search team

A Tidewater, VA based search team, W.A.T.E.R. Team Inc., discovered body while searching for a missing person.
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Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 17:06:32-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — On Saturday, a special search team from Tidewater, VA, located remains of a body near I-64 West while searching for a missing person. W.A.T.E.R. Team Inc. was requested by a missing person's family who disappeared in Henrico County on August 29, 2021.

A team member discovered the remains before notifying Henrico Police who arrived on scene before 9:30 a.m.

The finding prompted law enforcement presence alongside I-64 for several hours as they collected evidence, but did not impact travel on the highway.

Lt. Mattthew Pecka from Henrico Police tells CBS 6 the incident remains under investigation. The State Medical Examiner's Office is working to identify the cause of death.